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Everything posted by Super_Danny_Allsopp

  1. Incredibly frustrating that he started over Bird. What message does that send to Bird? What does it send to our other youngsters? 'I will literally bring in another teams 18 year old, with no first team experience, who I haven't seen play, and start him over you'. That's the message.
  2. Really good insight, thanks a lot! Confirms my suspicions that the snake that is Guy Branston was running the calamitous signings that ultimately ended in Moniz's dismissal. He should have been given more time, especially as the Trew's, in all their wisdom, appointed Jamie Fullarton. After that we had Mark Cooper who kept us up but didn't endear himself to the fans one bit, then we had Sheridan. The real decline for me began when Moniz was sacked, the rot set in and is partially responsible for the league we currently play in.
  3. Yeah, that's my point. I wouldn't want someone here for a month to be playing over Bird, which means barring another injury to Rawlinson and/or Bird, they will sit on the bench for a month, with maybe starting a tin pot FA trophy game? Hardly seems worth it on their front.
  4. https://www.nottscountyfc.co.uk/news/2020/february/adam-long-signing-202020/ Strange one really. We have Bird? Would be frustrating to see another teams' unproven youngster played over our own youngster who has proven he can at least hold his own in this league.
  5. However, at a lot of European airports, the queue for the 'Non EU' is generally shorter than the one for the 'EU'.
  6. If you combine the gut feelings of Ardley/Cox (plus any scouting network we may or may not have) and then back them up by stats and analysis, this can only be a good thing. To have more than one perspective is definitely an advantage that other teams may not possess. Signings such as the young lad Roberts do make you feel that there is more consideration when we sign players.
  7. Every opposition fan in this league repeats the same idea that Notts fans thought 'we would walk this league', despite nobody saying it, ever, and fans predicting we'd struggle. It doesn't seem to matter what your fan base actually says, if you're a 'big club' for this level (i.e over 2000 fans), then you will be told that you thought you'd walk the league.
  8. I have it. No geo-blocking on BBCRNS means that it's not really worthwhile.
  9. https://www.nottscountyfc.co.uk/news/2020/february/mcdonnell-signs-fitzsimons-departs-030220/?fbclid=IwAR2dGgVKWDuZNz4i_Tsh9IUnAG6bFgcxeV8KpJQCLwVodIr7VTjmYD03VyU Slocombe out 'for the foreseeable future' is vague one. If Fitz was here, surely he'd be pencilled in for that number 1 slot, like he was on Saturday. Maybe the manager really doesn't rate him and rates this new lad higher? Who knows.
  10. Only real problem with the Navi is that the waiting times pre and post match are horrendous. Although I appreciate that they can't employ too many staff for an hour or so before and after the match, they could at least train/instruct the staff to pay attention to who is to be served next on the part of the bar they are responsible for. It's a lottery going up there when it's rammed, you can come away in 5 minutes or it could be 30, depending on who the bar people deem is next.
  11. I think if we'd signed him on a free, most would say he'd been a decent signing, or undecided at least. The fact that we overpaid for him (thanks Hardy), continue to do so in the form of wages (thanks again Hardy) and he was over-hyped when signing (hat-trick Hardy), means that we expected a superstar but actually got an average winger who occasionally produces moments of magic.
  12. He seems to hope so: https://www.nottinghampost.com/sport...-kevin-3301374
  13. Just can't stay away from giving himself a little pat on the back and some nice publicity.
  14. Away. Didn't like the look of the home top and it's even worse in person.
  15. If anyone wants a laugh, take a look at Scoop's ratings: https://www.nottinghampost.com/sport/football/football-news/zoumana-bakayogo-stand-out-notts-3170226??Ss He's got Ox-Chamberlain as our 2nd best player.
  16. Slocombe 7 - Couple of good saves, commanded his box, distribution good. Kelly-Evans 6 - Worked hard trying to get forward and did his job in defence. One lung-busting run to track back was exactly what is needed. Oxlade-Chamberlain 2 - As dodgy as he was in last season's appearance. 50p head, bad decision making, dodgy distribution. McCrory 6 - Did well clearing up the scraps and distribution generally very good. Bird 6 - Nervous in the first half and sometimes hesitant and slowing play down a little bit. However when we started doing well, it was Bird releasing Bakayogo a couple of times down the left. Bakayogo 7 - Looks a handful. Some neat touches, direct and can whip a ball in. Promising. Doyle 0 - Would have had a 6 from me before the red card. Split up their play quite well and read a lot of stuff excellently. Sending-off by all accounts was deserved and therefore he gets absolutely 0. Ref couldn't spot a foul all game yet Doyle somehow manages to swing an arm in full view. Rose 5 - Quite quiet. O'Brien 3- Distribution too slow, often trying elaborate passes when the simple pass was on. Shooting off, set-pieces improved but couldn't have gotten any worse. Boldewijn 1 - Complete passenger at this level, as he was last year. We should get rid. Tyson 5 - Lacked service, but looked dangerous in parts. Subs Hemmings 4 - Wants to walk the ball into the net. SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOT. Turner 6 - Aerial threat. Exactly what we need. Tootle 5 - More direct Toots, and shoooooooooooooooooot.
  17. Coming back to what exactly? The club's funeral could be in 10 days time.
  18. I went to watch v Ilson town. Kelly-Evans - looked a half-decent RB. Could be good backup for Toots. Ried - Wasn't overly impressed. In and out of the game. Tyson - Can still finish and clearly played at a higher level. Be better to see him against more competitive opponents. Streete - Wasn't impressed. Camwell - Wicked left peg, some good balls and decent going forward and in the air. Looked a bit leggy on a couple of occasions, would have to see again.
  19. I wouldn't say the NP, i.e Leigh Curtis, is lying. Misinformed maybe. Uniformed more likely given the silence behind this whole saga, and speculative journalism perhaps? You can criticise scoop all you like, but I don't take him as a liar or someone trying to hoodwink us all to get a few clicks.
  20. Agreed. The man cannot be trusted. 7-10 days, offer accepted, #trust, all hogwash. The fact that radio silence was declared, nothing from the club, nothing from the owner, manager and players not allowed to speak to the media etc... is clearly an action that was decided on because they are covering something up. If a consortium were days from the completion of the deal, all was but a formality, I don't believe they'd have a problem in their identities being revealed. However, they would prefer to remain anonymous in the case of what? Perhaps because if their bid goes belly up and Notts are liquidated, they don't want the bad press. This theory would mean they still believe that there is a distinct possibility of that happening, despite how 'extremely confident' the bath tweeter is. I would be more inclined to believe that Alex May and his rumoured gang of scammers stopped talks with Hardy, rather than the other way round.
  21. https://www.nottinghampost.com/sport/football/football-news/post-says-if-notts-county-3030913 I agree he needs to front up and face the music. Problem is, I don't think we're going to like the answers. These are the ten questions that Alan Hardy needs to answer now: (1) When will staff and players be paid their June wages which they were due last Friday? (2) In early March you said the sale of the club could be concluded within a month. In early June you said it was imminent. When will a sale be completed? (3) Why are you still in talks with a consortium that includes a convicted fraudster Alex May? (4) Who are the backers behind the South African consortium which you say wants to buy Notts County? (5) Has there been any correspondence with the FA regarding either of these two groups? (6) What guarantee can you give the 1,500-plus fans who have already bought season tickets for 2019-20 that they will not be left out of pocket? (7) Will you be able to pay the minimum £250,000 tax bill which Notts County to the HMRC before the deadline of the court hearing of July 10 (8) Have you personally, or any company of which you are the sole director, been paid any money by the club in the past four weeks? (9) If the club is unable to pay the debts it owes, is it currently trading whilst insolvent? (10) If a sale of the club is not agreed within the next week, would you be willing to place Notts County into administration in order to save the club?
  22. I was perhaps talking about myself hanging on to the faint hope that a takeover was around the corner. Now it's clear that it's not. There are now rumours Neal Ardley will quit, and who could blame him? Just to put things in a footballing perspective, if we do somehow manage to limp our way until the start of the season, we will look like this in our first game; - No manager and no coaches - No owner - Administration (at best) - First team will be made of youngsters who haven't been paid - Unable to get any players in If that's not a club teetering on the edge of liquidation, I don't know what is.

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